You are here

Collaborative Professionalism

Collaborative Professionalism
When Teaching Together Means Learning for All

© 2018 | 176 pages | Corwin

Ensure Conversations About Collaboration Get Results.   

Ask any educational professional about collaboration and chances are they’ll tell you it’s one of their core values. But this familiar sentiment doesn’t always translate into meaningful professional experiences that help educators or their students grow. 

Addressing this critical gap head-on, this book lays out the theory and practice of Collaborative Professionalism. Through five international case studies, the authors distinguish Collaborative Professionalism from professional collaboration by highlighting intentional collaborative designs and providing concrete examples for how to be more purposeful with collaboration.  

Additionally, the book makes Collaborative Professionalism accessible to all educators through clear take-aways including:

  • Ten core tenets, including Collective Efficacy, Collaborative Inquiry, and Collaborating With Students.
  • Graphics indicating how educators can move from mere professional collaboration to the deep and transformative work of Collaborative Professionalism.
  • Analysis of which collaborative practices educators should start doing, keep doing, and stop doing 

Collaboration can be one of your most powerful educational tools when used correctly, and turned into action. This book shows you how.

List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
About the Authors
Part I: Developing and Designing Collaborative Professionalism
1. The Case for Collaborative Professionalism
From Professional Collaboration to Collaborative Professionalism  
Designing Collaborative Professionalism  
The Culture and Context of Collaborative Professionalism  
Moving Toward Collaborative Professionalism  
Making It Happen  
2. Moving Toward Collaborative Professionalism
Developing Collaborative Professionalism  
Designing Collaboration  
3. Open Class and Lesson Study
Open Class Teaching  
Open Class Feedback  
Open Class Planning  
Lesson Study  
The Four Bs of Collaborative Professionalism  
4. Collaborative Curriculum Planning Networks
Collaboration in Rural Environments  
Job-Alike Collaboration  
Focus on Engagement  
The ELA Job-Alike Group  
Network Design  
Network Principles  
Network Technology  
5. Cooperative Learning and Working
Consistency of Cooperation  
Context of Cooperation  
6. Collaborative Pedagogical Transformation
Vision of Escuela Nueva  
Learning in Escuela Nueva  
Teachers in Escuela Nueva  
7. Professional Learning Communities
The First Generation  
The Second Generation  
From Second to Third Generation  
The Provincial System  
Collaborative Inquiry in Ontario  
Part II: Deepening Collaborative Professionalism
8. Ten Tenets of Collaborative Professionalism
Collective Autonomy  
Collective Efficacy  
Collaborative Inquiry  
Collective Responsibility  
Collective Initiative  
Mutual Dialogue  
Joint Work  
Common Meaning and Purpose  
Collaborating With Students  
Big Picture Thinking for All  
9. The Four Bs of Collaborative Professionalism
Moving From Professional Collaboration to Collaborative Professionalism  
Part III: Doing Collaborative Professionalism
10. Doing Collaborative Professionalism
What Should We Stop Doing?  
What Should We Continue Doing?  
What Should We Start Doing?  
Last Words  

Preview this book

For instructors

Select a Purchasing Option

ISBN: 9781506328157